Trillium erectum

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Related to Trillium erectum: purple trillium, Stinking benjamin


Herbal medicine
A perennial plant, the roots of which contain saponins (e.g., diosgenin) and volatile oils; it is antiseptic and astringent, and has been used for bites and dermal irritation, gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., haemorrhage and diarrhoea) and to stop postpartum haemorrhage.

Trillium erectum,

n See beth root.
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Stigmatic self-incompatibility and mating patterns in Trillium grandiflorum and Trillium erectum (Melanthiaceae).